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President Museveni finally signs Sugar Bill into Law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has assented to the controversial Sugar Bill putting to an end the push and pull he had with parliament. The president had earlier on declined to assent the bill saying the absence of zoning in the sugar industry would kill the economy …

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Government given two weeks to return Sugar Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Parliament has given government two weeks to return the sugar bill 2016 to the house. In 2018, Parliament passed the sugar bill 2016 excluding zoning, which would allow sugar millers to set up factories and buy cane from out growers without any restrictions. However, …

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Sugar bill talk dominates Kadaga’s thanksgiving ceremony

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Talk on the contentious Sugar Bill dominated the thanksgiving prayers for the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga at Christ Cathedral Bugembe in town council in Jinja district on Sunday. Several speakers including political, religious and cultural leaders expressed their disappointment with the Sugar Bill that …

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Kadaga courts Buganda parliamentary caucus on sugar bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has urged the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus to support the people of Busoga in opposing clauses in the Sugar Bill that are not in the interest of sugarcane out growers. Kadaga is opposed to the proposed zoning of cane growers, …

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Speaker Kadaga bashes trade committee over sugar bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has faulted the Trade Committee of parliament for rushing the Sugar Bill 2016 and overstepping their mandate. Kadaga, who has been away for close to a month because of ill health expressed her concern in a meeting with Busoga …

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MPs approve zoning in sugar bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary committee on trade has included zoning in the Sugar Bill 2016, which was recently returned by President Museveni. The Sugar Bill is meant to ensure that there is a sustainable, diversified, harmonized, modern and competitive sugar sector to meet domestic, regional and International …

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Fight over proposed sugar bill

  Big sugar producers insist government must incorporate zoning clause                                      Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The fight over the proposed Sugar Bill 2016 seems to be far from over as President Yoweri Museveni promises to return it back to Parliament barely four months since it was passed in November …

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